La Crosse police identify youth slain in weekend shooting

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — La Crosse police have identified the 15-year-old killed in a homicide Sunday morning.

Officers arrived on scene and located Storm D. Vondrashek, who had been shot multiple times and died on scene, according to police.

A second victim was shot and is recovering in the hospital. That victim’s name has not been released.

Police say this does not appear to be a random act of violence. This is an active investigation, and anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the La Crosse Police Department at (608) 782-7575.

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LA CROSSE (WKBT) – La Crosse Police are investigating a homicide.

Officers responded to a shots-fired call at roughly 1:24 am Sunday. When they arrived in the area of 1900 South 7th Street, they located two victims. Officers started lifesaving measures on one of the victims who had been shot multiple times. That victim died at the scene.

The La Crosse Police Department has not released the name of the victim, but he is reported to be a 15-year-old known as Storm. Friends of the victim say he was an outgoing kid who had his whole life ahead of him.

“He never even got to live his life. It had just begun basically,” said Maggie Kemp, a friend of the victim.

Another youth who was shot is recovering from his injuries. The second victim is reported to be a 17-year-old, but police have not released any names and say this is an ongoing investigation.

Neighbors in the area say they are worried that a shooting occurred near several apartments and a residential area. Neighbors said they are hoping to get some answers soon from the police department about what happened. Friends of the victim say they’re hoping justice will be served.

This is a developing story. Check back often for updates. If you have any information, La Crosse Police want to hear from you. Call (608) 782-7575. You can remain anonymous by calling La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS or by submitting a tip online.

In a message to families, the La Crosse School District says it will be offering additional school counseling resources and are working with police to have extra resources in place to ensure safety of all students.